Forum in the News - June 6

05 Jun 2018

Action against plastic pollution needed now: ILO head - Xinhua

"More than 32 percent of plastic packaging escapes collection systems. Most of it ends up in landfills, dumps or simply in the environment, in cities, in the oceans or farmlands," said Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labor Organization citing the Forum's work on the plastics economy.

Ghana's unlikely marriage of mining and malaria control draws envious glances - The Guardian

A 2006 World Forum report, Business and malaria: a neglected threat?, sought to catalyse private sector interventions against malaria. Some, like the mining company in Obuasi, have taken up the challenge.

China Campaigns for Advantageous Investment Policies, Laws in Africa -

China wants improved investment policies, laws and governance to help its 170 billion US dollar investments to thrive. The article draws on 2016's Six reasons to invest in Africa.


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